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Julia Swanson of Ludington and Derek Bursma of Scottville are engaged to be married on Oct. 5, 2019 in Scottville. Julia graduated from Mason County Central in 2010, West Shore Community College in 2013, and Ferris State University in 2016. She is a dental hygienist at My Community Dental Ce…

Lexi Alvesteffer and Dave Kosla were married on Sept. 15, 2018 at the West Shore Community College Center Stage Theater, with a reception following at the Mason County Picnic Pavilion.

Love really does conquer all. Despite having a back brace on after a bad accident, with the assistance of his future mother-in-law and some patio cushions, Laurence Adams Jr. got down on one knee 10 minutes after midnight on New Year’s Day and asked his other half, Chelsea Warden, to marry h…

McKenna Margaret Sharp of Alpena and Jason Charles Timm of Hubbard Lake are engaged to be married on June 8, 2019 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hubbard Lake.

Mary (Smith) and Randy Haight of Ludington will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Jan 7, 2019. The couple has two children, Ashley (Andrew) Nienow and Emily (Jesse) Alt, and one granddaughter, Korynn Nienow.

Emelee Haik and Jim Drier, both of Scottville, are engaged to be married on Sept. 14, 2019 in Ludington. Emelee is a graduate of Portland High School (2007), Michigan State University (2012), and Grand Valley State University (2015). She is employed at Centra Wellness Network in Manistee. He…

Bruce and Marilyn (Sweeney) Horrell of Ludington celebrated 45 years of marriage on Nov. 24, 2018. The couple was married in 1973 at the New Era Reformed Church. Bruce is a retired teacher from Ludington Area Schools, and Marilyn is a retired teacher from Mason County Central Schools. The co…

Tim and Tammy (O’Brien) Martin of Ludington will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Nov. 18, 2018. The couple was married in 1978 at St. Simon Catholic Church in Ludington. They have two children, Galen and Anna Martin of Kingsley and Emma Martin and fiance Dr. Tyler Claveau of Ludington. Tim…